Kanye West has spoken of his work as a “pastor”, music industry contracts, his fashion line and his “call to be the leader of the free world” which he says came to him under the shower, in three hours, free associative interview with podcaster Joe Rogan which was published on Saturday – and it is only in the first half hour.
He also suggested that Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Prince and Bruce and Brandon Lee were murdered, among others.
He also referred to Taylor Swift which could be misinterpreted. Speaking of his father’s work as a member of the Black Panther political party, he said: “It’s like my father snatched a microphone out of the hand of someone who was lying – like a father, like a son there. -low, ”he laughed, referring to Swift’s mic at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
Speaking nonstop for extended periods of time, and sprinkling his comments with mentions from notable friends and pop culture references from “Tron” to “Maleficent” to “The Incredibles,” West continued his tendency to make a provocative statement. , then quickly switch to an unrelated subject appearance. (The following quotes have been edited to eliminate digressions.)
“There couldn’t be a better time to place a visionary in the captain’s chair,” he said. “I’m not here to take Trump or Biden down, I’m just here to express why God called me to take this position. I am a great leader because I listen and I am empathetic. I believe in world peace. “
Regarding the music industry, he said: “I am not at war with the music industry. I’m just saying that we have to innovate. When I posted my contracts, I had ten contracts that got me in a maze and stuff we don’t need.
“Prince looks like we don’t need the distribution part,” he continued. “I’m the type of person where I don’t try to eliminate anyone’s job. There is a way for both parties to be happy. These agreements can be reversed in order to be more equitable. “
He said his father told him the music business was a bad deal and found that perspective to be true.
“Everyone is part of it, everyone is responsible, everyone is part of the problem,” he said. “Contracts are made to violate artists. It’s a negative thought that I put into the universe – but I thought of Bruce and Brandon Lee. It’s Sony and Universal and I’m ready to put the blue paint on my face and do that because it’s the right thing to do.
“Michael Jackson, Prince, all of these things went through my mind as I said I have to innovate what these contracts are, it’s not about getting my masters back, it’s about freedom.”
“At this point, the music is losing money to me,” he says. “On my net worth of $ 5 billion, the music is negative $ 4 million.”
He also spoke at length about his work in religious music. “I took a year away from my music career to serve God,” he says. “When I did [his Sunday Service sessions], I completely stopped rapping because I didn’t know how to rap in front of God.
Rogan made several efforts to keep West focused on topics, including flattering West about his thought processes, claiming that people claimed he was declaiming, but Rogan said he was thinking hard.
“When I speak, it’s not a rant,” West said. “It’s a symphony of ideas. I’m just telling the truth and telling the truth is crazy in a world full of lies.
Watch the full interview below.